Surname Means “Tail”
- was an opponent of Rasputin
- Khvostov became Vice Governor and then Governor of Novgorod
- When Pyotr Stolypin was murdered Alexei wanted to become minister, but Rasputin paid him a visit as an order of the Tsar “to look in his soul” and then decided he was too young to be appointed.
- Count Vladimir Khvostov protested Alexei as well and ran opposed
- Kokovtsov asked the Tsar to authorize Rasputin’s exile to however the czar Nicholas refused
- “I know Rasputin too well to believe all the tittle-tattle about him.”
- Kokovtsov had offered Rasputin a substantial amount of money to leave for Siberia and ordered the newspapers not to mention his name in connection with the Empress.
- The Tsar dismissed Kokovtsov on January 29, 1914 for a “lack of control over the press”